Mass IGO Interim and Annual Reports 2020

William Fernandes filed this request with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division of Massachusetts.
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SPR20/2079

Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: William Fernandes

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

For the Massachusetts Inspector General pursuant to Mass General Laws Part I Title II Chapter 12A , please release all interim and annual reports for 2020 in full.
EFOIA Request, please produce in .pdf format and communicate via email.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

William Fernandes

From: Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division

Good morning Mr. Fernandez:

This office has received your July 14, 2020 email seeking, "For the Massachusetts Inspector General pursuant to Mass General Laws Part I Title II Chapter 12A , please release all interim and annual reports for 2020 in full."

There are no records responsive to your request.

Valerie

Valerie J. Connolly
Records Access Officer
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, Room 1710
Boston, MA 02108

Please be advised that you may appeal this response to the Supervisor of Public Records within 90 days or seek judicial review by commencing a civil action in superior court. G.L. c. 66 §10(A); 950 CMR 32.08(1).

From: William Fernandes

I would like to file an appeal on this.

Good morning Mr. Fernandez:

This office has received your July 14, 2020 email seeking, "For the Massachusetts Inspector General pursuant to Mass General Laws Part I Title II Chapter 12A , please release all interim and annual reports for 2020 in full."

There are no records responsive to your request.

Valerie

Valerie J. Connolly
Records Access Officer
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, Room 1710
Boston, MA 02108

Please be advised that you may appeal this response to the Supervisor of Public Records within 90 days or seek judicial review by commencing a civil action in superior court. G.L. c. 66 §10(A); 950 CMR 32.08(1).

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

For the Massachusetts Inspector General pursuant to Mass General Laws Part I Title II Chapter 12A , please release all interim and annual reports for 2020 in full.
EFOIA Request, please produce in .pdf format and communicate via email.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

William Fernandes

From: Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division

Good Afternoon,

Please provide a brief summary/statement of the basis for this appeal in relation to the provided response dated July 28th, 2020.

Very Respectfully,
Benjamin

Benjamin Chan
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: William Fernandes

Dear Benjamin:

Thanks for your response. Pursuant to the MGL in relation to the records as quoted below from the original request, it should be something that is available for public viewing.
'Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
For the Massachusetts Inspector General pursuant to Mass General Laws Part I Title II Chapter 12A , please release all interim and annual reports for 2020 in full.
EFOIA Request, please produce in .pdf format and communicate via email. '

Prior to making the request I did surf the mass.gov website and noticed the last published report on the web was like in 2018. Thanks for you assistance and cooperation in the demystification of records and operations of government within the Commonwealth.

Best,
William

From: Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division

Mr. Fernandes,

The appeal of which you have initially filed with this Office is currently open under SPR20/2079.

Very Respectfully,
Benjamin

Benjamin Chan
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division

Hello,

Please be aware, the Supervisor of Records has issued a determination relating to an appeal in which you were involved. This determination is attached, and available online at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/AppealsWeb/AppealsStatus.aspx<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/www.sec.state.ma.us/AppealsWeb/AppealsStatus.aspx__;!!PIZeeW5wscynRQ!9RuUBJi2ii_Rpej9Uxa9PgiPyYk1JSwKaUYonRX-L70W5fVkUQVcw3-AUvrXuXz7zQ$>.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Records Division at 617-727-2832 or pre@sec.state.ma.us<mailto:pre@sec.state.ma.us>.

Thank you,

Joshua Stair
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2832 (office)
(617) 727-5914 (fax)
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preidx.htm
A Guide to Public Records Law: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf
Review appeal determinations online: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/appealsweb/appealsstatus.aspx

From: William Fernandes

Joshua Stair
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Offices of the State Auditor
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108

Josh:

I would appreciate your offices releasing the records to my offices on a rolling basis as the duties are fulfilled and the records assembled pursuant to the MGL.
We appreciate your participation in 'demystifying' the operations of Government with the Commonwealth.

Best,
William

From: Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Records Division

Good Morning William,

I believe the Division indicated that no responsive records exist, and the case was closed as a result. I've attached the determination for you to review, if you'd like to appeal feel free to do so at pre@sec.state.ma.us<mailto:pre@sec.state.ma.us> with the appeal number and the basis of your appeal.

Best,
Joshua Stair
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2832 (office)
(617) 727-5914 (fax)
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preidx.htm
A Guide to Public Records Law: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf
Review appeal determinations online: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/appealsweb/appealsstatus.aspx

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